The Pennsylvania Department of Insurance recently announced that it has fined health insurer Aetna Inc. $190,000 for violating rules on coverage of drug and alcohol abuse treatment and coverage of autism spectrum disorder.
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New Government-Funded Claims Analysis Shows Reimbursement Rates to Practitioners a Persistent Problem; Underscores Results of Earlier Study Pointing to Deep Disparities and Parity Law Violations, says PIC
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Physical healthcare providers are receiving significantly higher payments from insurers than addiction and mental health providers for the same types of services, finds a groundbreaking,[…]
The Parity Implementation Coalition (PIC), a group of addiction and mental health consumer and provider organizations committed to the implementation and enforcement of the 2008 parity law and regulations, applauds the inclusion of provisions that[…]
A White House task force on Oct. 27 said insurers needed to understand that coverage for the treatment of drug addiction must be comparable to that for other conditions like depression, schizophrenia, cancer and heart disease. As an example, the[…]
Today, the White House Parity Task Force issued recommendations to the President for improving the implementation and enforcement of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA). The Departments also issued additional guidance[…]
Less than half of Americans know that there is a law providing consumer protections specifically for mental health and substance use disorder insurance benefits. Over 41 million adults in the U.S. have some form of mental illness, yet in 2014, only[…]